10 games have great success thanks to YouTube. (Review)

Today, YouTube is full of great useful clips, diverse enough to be offered by millions of content owners to serve the general public. This platform has enough musicians, comedians, and beauty experts, but some of the most successful and popular YouTube channels belong to gamers. These channels have millions of subscribers and reach hundreds of millions, or billions of views, that have a great influence on the gaming industry in general.

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Some of the best-selling but not really popular video games have transformed into the phenomenon thanks to such well-known YouTube channels. And the following 10 games are examples of this

1. Prop hunt

"Prop Hunt" is a game in "Garry's Mod", featuring a hide and seek style with transformational elements and guns. However, only a handful of people turn to this unique and funny game until well-known YouTubers such as VanossGaming, Markiplier, and SeaNanners start playing together, causing curiosity for millions of their fans.

2. Happy Wheels

"Happy Wheels" is known by gamers and non-gamers alike. But its popularity has been elevated to new stage through the hands of Jacksepticeye, Markiplier, and Pewdiepie. Currently, this product still exists and updates new version regularly every year.

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3. Minecraft

Even before being played extensively by the top YouTubers, "Minecraft" is already famous and successful with a certain fan base, but to become a true global phenomenon, it is from the moment it sets foot on YouTube. There are a few YouTube channels that have a huge following, such as CaptainSparklez, Sky Does Minecraft and TheDiamondMinecart.

4. Agar.io

"Agar.io" is a browser-based game with a very simple yet addictive gameplay and graphics engine. Pewdiepie, Markiplier, and Jacksepticeye all experienced this game through their videos, making "Agar.io" a big success.

5. Super Mario Maker

"Mario" is a classic brand and does not need YouTube, it's still successful, but thanks to YouTube, the success of the new level is not lost. Through the YouTuber such as Markiplier and The Game Grumps, a large number of players grabbed their pocket money to buy "Super Mario Maker".

 6. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

In the last few years, "Amnesia: The Dark Descent" is considered one of the best horror games and thanks to it, some YouTubers have become famous now. A typical example is Pewdiepie, where each of his "Amnesia: The Dark Descent" plays attracted millions of viewers seven years ago, drawing a lot of attention and hundreds of thousands of new subspots.

 7. Life Is Strange

"Life Is Strange" is just a small success with a certain fan base. But that changed completely when it came to the hands of the famous YouTuber Game Theorists and Felicia Day. Curious about the unique gameplay mechanics and a very in-depth storyline, many viewers have decided to buy the game for themselves.

8. Slender: The Eight Pages

Slender Man is a mysterious fictional character who exists in the "creepypasta" story on the internet; its story seemed extremely scary. The reputation of this character was topped in 2012 when a title game called "Slender: The Eight Pages" came out. The YouTube channels of Smosh Games and Markiplier are all screaming at the game, attracting enough attention for Slender Man to be even more famous.

9. Undertale

Not only will there be horrible and horror games that can benefit from YouTube, but even intellectual products like "Undertale" can succeed on this platform. Not many famous YouTubers have experienced this typical game like Jacksepticeye, turning "Undertale" from a little-known independent game into a topic that is often discussed.

10. Five Nights At Freddy's

In August of 2014, an independent horror game was released under the name "Five Nights At Freddy's". This game has received good reviews by the professionals but unfortunately not many people even know its name. So far, there is no known player as "Five Nights At Freddy's," and the name has become a very successful brand.

Of course, this success must include the contributions of the YouTuber series such as Pewdiepie, MatPat, Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, The Game Grumps, Rooster Teeth.


I just recapped the top ten games have become successful from Youtube channel. The Youtube has done their good job that everyone can review or watch player’s reaction to the game. The scary factor in each game has brought player’s self-fear yet curiosity made they want to try and experience the same feeling. I hope you enjoy the list of games and tell me which one is your pick and why.